Concert Preview

Fridays on the Lawn // April 11, 2014

WKNC presents Fridays on the Lawn, our FREE OUTDOOR CONCERT SERIES, with Double Barrel Benefit 10’s JKutchma & The Five Fifths and local favorite, Wool! It will be catered by Howling Cow- ICE CREAM!

“The Lawn” is back to its roots at HARRIS FIELD in front of WKNC at the Witherspoon building. This is on the intersection of Cates Avenue and Dan Allen Drive.

Come out for a FREE evening of local music, free food, prizes, and giveaways. Bring some buds and a blanket, and enjoy a wonderful spring afternoon!

Parking is available in Dan Allen Deck and all spots marked “C” at and after 5 PM.

JKutchma & The Five Fifths
Jason Kutchma has been a staple of the North Carolina scene for some time now, rising through the ranks of mediocrity and anonymity with one of the most popular local groups of the past decade, Durham’s Red Collar. But when Red Collar decided to take a break back in 2010, Kutchma didn’t and continued on the road performing heartland rock inspired solo material, hardly starting over.

After a year and two live EPs, perfecting his newfound spur jangling, percussive playing craft, the Five Fifths were introduced and their incredible debut album, Pastoral, was released. The Five Fifths combine the punk attitude and energy of his old band, Red Collar, with the boot stomping, soul searching rawness that he became known for while performing solo in between the groups. What emerges is the best of both worlds.

-Adam Kincaid

From Impose Magazine on WOOL:
“Every so often there is a single that transports your entire sense of being to places where even the sky can’t reach. Such is the case with the premiere of this new interstellar song from Wool, with "Stars”. A creative crew that heralds from Raleigh, North Carolina; Troy Brian Hancock, Zack Oden, Johnny Hobbs, and Raymond Finn continue to make music that is not of this planet alone. Following up 2013’s Delta EP and the recent single “Divine”, “Stars” takes off into the hazy density of black holes, red dwarfs, and seltzer water supernovas of the mind’s eye.

With the application of head changing effects, WOOL makes a dream machine spaceship. “Stars” orbits on account of steady percussion programming, Hancock’s moonage-space-dream vocals, with everything wrapped in the rhythm and sustained fuzz guitars generators. Troy and Zack find the right affected keys and treatments for a guitar sound that creates an instant chemical and empathetic response from the listener. The song connects the dots from the star-gazing earthbound folks with ears to hear to the galaxy trekking star-bound fans of the final frontiers. For over three minutes you can experience the bridging of solar systems and planetary collisions compliments of Raleigh’s indie quintet with “Stars” in their eyes.“